Event Date: 07/24/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Grovewood Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Southern Migrations: Five Years in Asheville, a solo exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger. An opening reception with the artist in attendance will take place Saturday, July 15 from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public). Shawn Krueger is a painter whose work sits comfortably in both the American Arts & Crafts and Tonalism movements. Mood and a sense of place are the primary areas of focus for Krueger in his paintings, and the majority of his pieces for this exhibition were begun outdoors, on-site in the Asheville area. Krueger showcases his work at the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference each February at the Omni Grove Park Inn and is a member of the Roycroft Artisan Guild.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/24/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show features the work of Cheryl Keefer whose signature impressionist style interprets moody landscapes as well as urban scenes. The show runs July 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, July 7, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist enjoys oil painting en plein air, whether on a mountainside or along a marsh. She is often inspired to listen to that still small voice that speaks to her, sometimes quietly, filling her with awe and gratitude, and moving her to create. Simple ideas become visual expressions of her personal epiphanies: morning light glistening on a wooded stream, a sunset punctuating a cloudy sky, fresh spring blossoms highlighting an otherwise gray day, a red umbrella piercing through the rain. In a loud world full of so many inconsistencies, Keefer says she finds wonder and joy in the rhythmic cycles of life on earth, celebrating all seasons in all kinds of weather and times of day. Each composition reflects her endeavor to rejoice everyday, and her hope in the wondrousness of creation. "Momentous occasions of life are few and far between so I want the viewer to see cause for celebration, even in the rain." The artist holds degrees in art history and art education from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and graduate painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys working and visiting with clients and friends in her studio, NorthLight, in Asheville’s River Arts District. Keefer’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of July. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/24/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Come see folklorist Bobby McMillon perform "The Ballad of Frankie Silver" and other stories at North Asheville Library. Bobby McMillon is a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award recipient and a relative of the Silver family. He grew up immersed in WNC folklore, listening to "booger tales, haint tales," and legends about the murder of his relative Charlie Silver. "The real storytelling," Bobby says, "was so intertwined that a bear tale or a fish tale or a witch tale or a tale of some history that had really happened—a family tale—they were all equally believable." Bobby will be telling the story of Frankie Silver, who became the first white woman to be hung in Burke County after she was convicted of the murder of her husband in 1833. Frankie Silver's story has lived on for generations, preserved the ballads and folklore to be presented at this event.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/26/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Just across the street from the Omni Grove Park Inn lies a destination unlike any other: Grovewood Village, housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries - a groundbreaking enterprise in the history of American craft and textiles, with ties to George and Edith Vanderbilt, Edwin Wiley Grove, and Fred Loring Seely. In its heyday, Biltmore Industries had a total of 40 looms in steady operation, producing bolts of some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country, worn by U.S. presidents, first ladies, and many American icons. Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday - Saturday at 1pm during April – December. The tour includes a visit to the historic Dye House in Grovewood Village (usually closed to the public), where the original looms, carding machines, mule spinners, and dye vats used to make Biltmore Handwoven Homespun can still be viewed. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are geared towards adults. There is no charge to take the tour, but donations are appreciated. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum 25 people per tour. Meet your guide at the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum in Grovewood Village.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/26/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Have a beer and drink in the Spanish language! This class focuses on improving conversational skills. Held weekly starting June 28th, this drop-in class is offered at $10 per person. For more information email [email protected]

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174 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Please join the Asheville School of Wine to meet Lisa Brophy of Carden Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon, for a tasting of Carden Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon on Thursday, July 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 @MetroWines. The tasting is "on the house" and parking is, as always free, close and easy. &nbs[...]

828-575-9525

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Thursday, July 27th at 6:30 pm at Local Provisions in conjunction with the Asheville Yoga Festival - Kermit Lynch Wine Dinner featuring 5 courses of locally sourced, seasonal fare and French wines from famed importer Kermit Lynch.  $100/person all inclusive (tax and tip incl[...]

828-505-8588

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77 Biltmore St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month preschoolers (3-5yrs.) can enjoy Little Explorers Club! Preschoolers and caregivers will have exclusive access to AMOS from 9-9:45 am for guided activities, free play, and exploration! Each month AMOS will design the Little Explorers Club activities around a specific theme. Participants must reserve a spot for their young scientist!

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43 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Picpoul is all the summer rage! But what's it all about?    Please join The Asheville School of Wine to taste different styles of Picpoul, the French grape from Languedoc on Saturday, July 29th from 10 to 7pm @MetroWines. Four bottles will be "on the taste" and "on the house" all day.[...]

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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For our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting, we're pouring 10 classic wines of the Euro-Zone with Ryan Brazell and Kate Stamps of Rise Over Run Wine!  This is one of our favorite new distributors/importers, and we invite you to stop by and check out a bunch of new arrivals from France, Spain, Aust[...]

828-505-8588

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/01/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s August show features the work of Anne Bonnyman and Jane Snyder. While the artists have different artistic styles, the title reflects their shared history singing in the chorus Womansong of Asheville, and the sense of identity each finds in the lyrics to the 1986 song by Cyndi Lauper: And I see your true colors Shining through I see your true colors And that's why I love you So don't be afraid To let them show Your true colors True colors are beautiful Like a rainbow The show runs August 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, August 4, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Anne Bonnyman says the exploration of color has always been a primary motivation for her in painting, both in its application and its relationships. “My work in this show will be a combination of local landscapes and scenes from my travels in other parts of the world. These paintings reflect my fascination with color explored in a variety of contexts. What is ‘true’ about color for me is that it conveys the power of the scene before me.” Bonnyman is a retired Episcopal priest who came to Asheville 6 years ago. Jane Snyder states, “As an artist, it is not always possible to feel like one’s work truly represents the imagination. But this time, the vision and the imagery emerged through a most gratifying process of paint on paper. This current body of work is a most honest representation of my creative optimism—true colors! It’s a rare moment that I look forward to sharing in the August show.” A well-known teacher of drawing and watercolor living in Asheville, Snyder says, “I can’t decide if I love teaching art more than making art.” As well as the paintings of the two artists, those of the other 29 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of August. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/04/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us this summer to pinch, knot, scrap, layer, and stitch while enjoying live music and festive fare in our outdoor pop-up workshops. Awe-inspiring artists from around the country will lead you through simple craft projects to feed your DIY cravings. Love letterpress? Try out this popular printing technique with Jessica White, Asheville-based printmaker and letterpress artist. For $7 (pre-sale, $10 at door), pick up a craft kit that includes paper for the cover and interior pages and waxed linen thread to bind your notebook together. Customize your cover using a variety of types and blocks and print them on your notebook using Jessica’s mobile printing press. Craft Kit: Letterpress notebooks $7 Pre-order, $10 At-the-door Learn more at: http://cccdnow.org/craftcity/

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67 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/10/2017   Event Time: 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join us for a Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine tasting featuring 9 wines from this fabulous, Michigan-based importer.  The cost for this open-house/drop-in style tasting is just $20 ($15 for Grape Nuts) to taste 9+ wines with light tapas (cheese, serrano, marconas, bread, olives).  RSVP and pre-pay are required.  Call us at 828.505.8588 to get for your spot for this incredible event.  We can only take 40 lucky folks for this one. What makes the wines from Vinovi & Co. so special is that they are carefully selected by Barcelona-born Nuria Garrote i Esteve.  I tasted 7 wines with Nuria a little over a month ago, and I bought a case of each.............that has only happened one other time in Table Wine's history.......it was a Turley tasting fyi.  She represents an incredible roster of small growers, producers, and farmers that make an amazing array of modern-styled, innovative, trend-setting wines -- there won't be any of those overly earthy, funky wines at this tasting! Unfortunately, Nuria will not be able to join us for the tasting as she is attending to business in Barcelona.  However, my good friend and former co-worker Mark Orsini will join us to pour and tell the producers' stories.  Thank God for Mark............he's the one who acquired the rights to sell the wines in North Carolina, and he's also the one who got me to taste the wines in the first place.  Mark and I used work together for The Country Vintner (distributor), but decided we'd worked long enough for "the man."  I started Table Wine, Mark started Orsini Wines, and we're both thriving. He and I are both excited about this tasting as we're truly pouring you some of the top wines in Nuria's portfolio.  We'll start with a Champagne-like Cava before we move to a couple of complex and delicious whites.  It's the reds though that will steal your heart!  They're almost all from the northern quadrant of Spain, and they're all big, full flavored, and made with a definitive Catalonia spirit -- think Priorat, big Grenache blends, and a Pomerol lookalike that sells for a fraction of the price.........oh yeah, Nuria is sending some extra samples of some of her newest producers' wines that I haven't even tried........she swears I'm going to love them and I believe her! In a nutshell, if you like modern styled wines made with an avant-garde sort of spirit, you need to be at the store on August 10th! Josh Spurling Owner/Operator at Table Wine 828.505.8588 [email protected]

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Postcards in the 20th century served the same function that social media does today. Join Terry Taylor as he presents a visual potpourri of a selection of postcards which can be found in the North Carolina Collection. You’ll see Asheville (and Western North Carolina) as you’ve probably not seen it before, from the early years of the 20th century into the more recent past.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Our guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience on the rooftop deck [weather-permitting] at Strada Italiano, 27 Broadway, Asheville NC. Chef Anthony Cerrato has developed a special five-course menu, just for this event. We are so excited to be part of this, and we look forward to sharing th[...]

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27 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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